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Moscow strongly condemns US air strikes in Syria

February 26, 2021 4:47 pm

"We call for the unconditional respect of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria," the ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

Scale, severity of humanitarian needs in Syria should provoke collective conscience of UN Security Council: India

February 26, 2021 12:11 pm

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said that the politicisation of the humanitarian track must end. He added that humanitarian assistance to Syria must take into consideration the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country.

Israel secretly agrees to fund vaccines for Syria as part of prisoner swap

February 21, 2021 1:07 pm

The Israeli government declined to comment on the vaccine aspect of the deal, while a Syrian state-controlled news outlet, the Syrian Arab News Agency, denied that vaccines were part of the arrangement.

In Turkey’s safe zone in Syria, security and misery go hand in hand

February 17, 2021 11:18 am

Another Turkish intervention in 2019, further east in Syria, met still more opprobrium amid accusations of human rights violations under Turkey’s watch.

Syria: Car bomb attacks kill several civilians in rebel-held north

February 01, 2021 12:55 pm

The blast went off near the city's cultural center, which is being used by Turkey-backed rebels as the base of a self-styled opposition government, a police source told news agency dpa.

US: Thousands of Syrians offered temporary residency extension

January 30, 2021 12:24 pm

This deportation relief was set to end on March 31 but will now expire in September 2022.

Syrian refugee camp burnt to ground in northern Lebanon

December 27, 2020 5:21 pm

A Lebanese official said the army is investigating the cause of the fire and conducting raids to round up those responsible for the altercation.

Syria's air defenses confront an "Israeli aggression" in Masyaf -state TV

December 25, 2020 9:49 am

Explosions were heard in Syria's central region, state TV reported earlier.

Syria's Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees

November 11, 2020 5:57 pm

Critics say the time is not ripe yet for the return of refugees, insisting the first priority should be to make it safe for people to go back to the war-torn country.

US accuses Syria of delaying constitution ahead of election

October 28, 2020 2:51 pm

US deputy ambassador Richard Mills urged the Security Council to “do everything in its power” to prevent Bashar Assad's government from blocking agreement on a new constitution in 2020.


Inside the prisons where remnants of Islamic State are held in limbo

February 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Conditions in the prison near Hasaka, which used to be a school before being transformed to cope with the influx of captives, were markedly worse than those at the central jail.

Ten days on the Turkish border with Syria

October 23, 2019 7:07 am

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, 44 civilians were killed and 171 wounded since the attack began on Oct. 9. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human puts the death toll higher, saying 86 people have been killed, including 21 children.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

October 11, 2019 9:44 am

At least seven civilians and three members of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said.

Refugee women find relief in Greece soccer

July 11, 2019 6:58 am

The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.

Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

March 08, 2019 7:57 am

With the militants besieged on three sides by the SDF and civilians continuing to leave the pocket, a military defeat of the IS fighters seemed inevitable, though it wasn't clear how many fighters remained in Baghouz

Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

December 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Trump's declaration of victory was far from unanimous, and officials said U.S. defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute.

With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars

Defining pictures of 2016: From Syria civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was

December 15, 2016 5:35 pm

From the migrant crisis to the civil war in Syria and the US elections, here is a collection of some of the best moments in 2016.

Syria: Leading Russian musicians hold concert in Palmyra's ruined theatre

May 07, 2016 3:45 pm

Leading Russian musicians on May 5 staged a classical concert in the ancient theatre of Syria's ravaged Palmyra in a show by the Kremlin to herald its successes in the war-torn country.

Love in the time of war: Stunning wedding photography amid the Syrian ruins

February 14, 2016 4:49 pm

Jafar Meray — a Syrian photographer who has photographed newlyweds in the backdrop of war-torn Syria's ruins — has created quite a buzz on social media.


The doctor who became an enemy of the Syrian regime

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war, the Bashar Al-Assad government has targeted and killed hundreds of medical workers. Many have fled. This is the story of one doctor, Mohammed al-Bardan, who did not.

Hopes and fears for the Syria ceasefire

February 23, 2016 5:58 pm